Question by SVNA_S3VEN: How long did it take you to become decent at guitar? Should I get a tutor?
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Just starting playing electric guitar a few weeks ago, and want to know how long it took you to get the hang of it.
Also, think it would be best to get a tutor?
Answer by Johnny Don’t get a tutor. I don’t actually remember how long it took me to get “good” at guitar, It just kinda happens on its own over time. I do remember being able to play a few songs in the first week I picked one up though. I was self taught(not by choice, no money for lessons) and I don’t regret it. At the time I wanted a tutor but I wouldn’t change that now. when you learn on your own I think you develop a better ear for things. Learn some basic chords and start practicing.
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